Week in Review

Happy Friday! We’re planning a low-key weekend this weekend. I really need to finish my bookshelf painting project, and I’m still tired from last weekend’s adventure to Central PA. I plan on taking it easy, spending time with Daphne, and catching up on some writing.

I’m also excited because Alan scored free tickets to the Pirate game tonight. The weather is supposed to hold out, which is a huge relief considering the amount of rain we’ve been hit with recently.

Here are a few things that have caught my eye this week.

Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

I’m preparing my icebreaker speech for my Toastmasters meeting on Tuesday. Every time I go to rehearse the speech, I get that familiar nervous feeling of butterflies and anxiety. Sometimes I get so nervous I think, “Do I really have to do this?”

But I know I do. I keep reminding myself about a concept I first discovered a few years ago: the mindset of getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Being uncomfortable is really the only way we grow and learn new things. Usually, the harder something is, the more we can grow from it.

Instead of avoiding discomfort, lean in and embrace it. I’ll keep telling myself this and hopefully my 5-7 minute intro speech will be successful.

Omega-3 for Joints

Unfortunately, I’m still having pretty bad knee pain, even after a week-long break from the gym.

I stopped by GNC yesterday after work to check out supplement options with collagen or bone broth, both of which are good for joints.

By talking to the employee (they are always so helpful), I learned that omega-3 fish oil is great for joint health. I decided to go that route and I’m going to consistently take a high-dose supplement every day.

Hopefully, between the self-care, fish oil, and the knee supports, I’ll be back to lifting soon.

I Think You Should Leave

Netflix’s new sketch comedy series, I Think You Should Leave, is hysterically goofy. I watched a few episodes last night and it made me laugh out loud.

Rotten Tomatoes calls the show “gloriously absurd” and I agree. It’s off-the-wall and totally random, but Tim Robinson is really fresh and funny. I’ll definitely be watching more of it.

What’s on your mind this week? Let me know in the comments!

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